9889Re: [carfree_cities] Fuel from coal
- May 14, 2006
>> Richard Risemberg wrote:I REALIZE that - and on the "way up" of the oil era Hitler had the need to
> True, but bear in mind that coal gasification system were routine in
> most cities before "natural gas" became prevalent. Natural gas is
> called that to distinguish it from the previous coal gas, so this
> particular synthesizing technology has a history stretching back
> before the oil era.
make synthetic fuels, too - BUT the difference now is we have you and me,
Joel, and several billion other people to make a point about emissions
which wasnt made "pre-oil".
>WELL, I am really getting into this "raise fuel taxes, lower income taxes"
> Internalizing costs is hugely important--and the "full-cost
> accounting" folks are natural allies for us--but unless we can sell
> civil cities, carfree cities, on their personal benefits, most people
> will grumble about putting money into alternatives no matter how much
> fuel costs them personally.
thing. It should not be oversimplified but in a way it will seems like
magic for many people who dont drive at all and perhaps even so for people
who do, as their overall tax rate stays the same. I also want to stop
calling it "alternative" but instead, Conservative, Democratic and
Christian, to name a few examples. Arent those terms accurate?
>THE good research and pilot projects can be done with public transport,
> They'll certainly ask for more money to be put into fuel tech than
> into metros and trams in the next fewf years, I'll bet.
too. Ideally, the efficiency/energy return and environmental acceptability
of the "new" fuels will be decent for PT but... sorry!... not quite good
enough for individually operated cars. I realise this might be quite naive
but I am not surrendering just yet.
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